Users booking trips to Bilbao from Barcelona found flights 97% cheaper than the average price of flights to Bilbao. To find the cheapest price to Bilbao from your area, use momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.
In general, January is the cheapest month to fly from United States to Bilbao. Due to it being the ‘off-season’ during this time, you can expect flight prices to be around $483. If you don’t want to visit Bilbao in January, then you should wait until February to fly from United States, when ticket prices are also cheap, with an average price of $506.
The best time to book a flight to Bilbao from United States is 41 days out, which is when prices tend to be around $630. Keep in mind that you might be able to find cheaper flights to Bilbao at any time. In fact, our users found flights for as low as $369 in the past 72 hours.
Our data shows that Wednesday is the least expensive day to fly to Bilbao. Tickets to fly out on this day can be as low as $602. If your travel schedule is flexible, try to avoid departing on a Friday because tickets tend to average around $717. These prices are subject to change though, so be sure to set up a Price Alert for flights to Bilbao.
Our most recent data shows that the best time of day to fly to Bilbao is at noon. Flights from United States to Bilbao during this time can be as low as $509. Flights in the afternoon are often more expensive with an average ticket price of $684.
If you are planning a flight to Bilbao and are looking to avoid the rain, you should avoid traveling during the month of November. This month will typically see 5.1 inches or more of rain, meaning that rain is likely. If you do run into rain while in Bilbao, there are still things to do and ways to enjoy your trip. Those looking for a great museum with interesting exhibits should take time out of their trip to Bilbao to go see Museo Guggenheim Bilbao. Museo Guggenheim Bilbao is particularly popular with tourists when the weather in Bilbao is not ideal.
Those flying to Bilbao could potentially find better pricing at Vitoria-Gasteiz Airport(28 mi from Bilbao city center), Santander Airport(46 mi from Bilbao city center), San Sebastián Airport(58 mi from Bilbao city center), Logroño Agoncillo Airport(64 mi from Bilbao city center) or Pamplona Airport(73 mi from Bilbao city center) depending on the month and departure airport.
Santander Airport has an average price of $512 per person and is typically the cheapest airport to fly into when visiting Bilbao. This average price does vary based on departure city. Try momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool to find the cheapest flight.
Currently, Spain travel restrictions include travel to Bilbao. Spain has reopened its borders to travelers from most EU countries; however, entry remains restricted to travelers arriving from other areas, except for Spanish nationals and residents, and accompanying immediate family members. Spain has reopened its borders to travelers from the EU, the Schengen area, and the UK from June 21. Travel between Spain and Portugal has reopened as of July 1. Travelers arriving from the aforementioned areas no longer be required to present a residency certificate or to self-isolate upon entry into Spain; however they will need to complete an "FCS health control form" 48 hours before arrival at https://www.spth.gob.es/. A QR code generated from the completed form must be presented upon arrival. Travelers will also undergo a temperature check and visual health assessment. Restrictions on travelers from outside the European Union and the Schengen free-travel area will be lifted on a case-by-case basis from July 8, providing the countries they depart from have agreements with Spain. For travelers arriving from outside the EU, the following rules still apply: Travelers who are residents of Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden or Switzerland may transit through Spain on their way home to their place of residency. The same applies to travelers with a long-term visa issued by a Schengen Member State who are returning to their place of residency. Immediate family members of Spanish nationals may enter Spain even if unaccompanied by a Spanish national, if they are traveling to join their family member who is already in the country. Residents of Andorra, Iceland, Norway or Switzerland, as well as long-term visa holders of Schengen member states who are returning home may also enter Spain, as may healthcare and elderly care workers, diplomats, staff of international and humanitarian organizations and military personnel in the performance of their duties. People who can demonstrate proof that they are traveling for emergency family or humanitarian reasons may also enter. Arrivals from outside the EU may only land at Alicante (ALC), Barcelona (BCN), Bilbao (BIO), Fuerteventura (FUE), Gran Canaria (LPA), Ibiza (IBZ), Madrid (MAD), Malaga (AGP), Menorca(MAH), Lanzarote (ACE), Palma de Mallorca (PMI), Santander (SDR), Sevilla (SVQ), Tenerife-Sur (TFS) or Valencia (VLC). Residency permits and D visas that expired after December 14, 2019 will be accepted for entry to Spain and considered valid for 6 months after the state of alarm has ended. If you are planning to travel to Bilbao at this time, it is recommended that you stay up to date on current restrictions and follow proper safety measures while in public.